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Code: GOV/20/261/A Safer Recruitment Refresher

It is a Hertfordshire recommendation that all safer recruiters receive refresher training to remain accredited. This 2 hour training session is only to be attended by those who have previously completed the all day Safer Recruitment training and whose 5 year accreditation is due to / very recently expired (please check if you are unsure).



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1 19 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/20/1/A Clerks' network

These termly seminars include presentations covering a range of governance topics for both academies and schools.

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1 23 March 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel Map

Code: GOV/20/193/A Induction for governors

This full-day course is for new governors for schools, academies and MAT's. This course is very important for all new governors so that they can be as effective as possible in helping the governing board in its role to secure school improvement. Delegates benefit from the opportunity to network with new governors from other schools and academies.

We recommend that all new governors attend the ‘Induction for governors’ course within the first three months of being appointed. In particular new governors derive maximum benefit if they book onto a course which takes place after they have attended at least one governing board meeting.

The three key roles of the governing board that will be covered during the course are:
1. vision and strategic
2. holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
3. financial management and best value

Delegates will also receive an insight into how to get to know their school and taking part in effective meetings. The course will use a variety of teaching strategies including group discussion, case studies and tutor input.

Governors that buy into a HfL MAT packagewill be charged £100 for their attendance.

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1 24 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 The View Map

Code: HRS/20/268/A Conflict resolution using mediation

This course will help delegates to understand what conflict is and why it occurs. Attendees will consider the impact of unresolved conflict on the individuals involved, their colleagues and managers and will gain an insight into the role of the mediator. By the end of the course, attendees will recognise the steps they can take to avoid an escalation of destructive conflict. The group will also discuss the benefits of using mediation as a tool to resolve disputes.

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1 26 March 2020 09:30 - 13:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/20/161/A New to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

This session is designed to provide an introduction for governors to the area of special educational needs and disabilities. During the session there will be a range of practical activities and opportunities to ask questions and share ideas.



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1 26 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Holiday Inn, Hemel Map

Code: GOV/20/260/A Exclusions

This training session equips governors to be able to sit on a governors' Disciplinary Committee panel which is a statutory requirement in the case of certain types of school exclusion, including any permanent exclusion. We recommend that panel members are re-trained every 2 years.

Excluding a pupil involves a statutory process that governors should ensure they perform legally and effectively. There will be a mixture of tutor input, group activity/discussion and an opportunity to ask questions. Tutor Malcolm Leigh, Governance

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1 31 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell School Map

Code: GOV/20/281/A Induction for Governors

This full day course is for new governors for schools, academies and MAT's. This course is very important for all new governors so that they can be as effective as possible in helping the governing board in its role to secure school improvement. Delegates benefit from the opportunity to network with new governors from other schools and academies.

We recommend that all new governors attend the ‘Induction for governors’ course within the first 3 months of being appointed. In particular new governors derive maximum benefit if they book onto a course which takes place after they have attended at least one governing board meeting.

The three key roles of the governing board that will be covered during the course are:
1. vision and strategic
2. holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
3. Financial management and best value

Delegates will also receive an insight into how to get to know your school and taking part in effective meetings. The course will use a variety of teaching strategies including group discussion, case studies and tutor input.


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1 25 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Barnwell School Map

Code: GOV/20/292/A Induction for Governors

This full day course is for new governors for schools, academies and MAT's. This course is very important for all new governors so that they can be as effective as possible in helping the governing board in its role to secure school improvement. Delegates benefit from the opportunity to network with new governors from other schools and academies.

We recommend that all new governors attend the ‘Induction for governors’ course within the first 3 months of being appointed. In particular new governors derive maximum benefit if they book onto a course which takes place after they have attended at least one governing board meeting.

The three key roles of the governing board that will be covered during the course are:
1. vision and strategic
2. holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
3. Financial management and best value

Delegates will also receive an insight into how to get to know your school and taking part in effective meetings. The course will use a variety of teaching strategies including group discussion, case studies and tutor input.


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1 05 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 The View Map

Code: GOV/20/283/A Safeguarding children

This course is strongly recommended for all governors and is essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair/vice chair. It is also recommended to refresh this training every 4 years.

This training looks at:

  • safeguarding in the school context
  • the role of Child Protection School Liaison Officers (CPSLO)
  • the nature of child abuse
  • safeguarding Responsibilities
  • gole of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
  • the role of the Designated Senior Person (DSP)
  • child protection policy and procedures
  • statutory child protection training timescales
  • vulnerability of staff in schools
  • management of allegations against staff
  • monitoring and review of school practice, policies and procedures
  • introduction to audit tools - Annual Schools' Safeguarding Practice Checklist and Annual Safeguarding Report
  • an opportunity to ask questions or arrange follow-up contact with your CPSLO.

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1 12 May 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell School Map

Code: GOV/20/167/A Dealing with difficult people and courageous conversations

This course is aimed at Chairs, Vice Chairs and other governors who may need to undertake difficult conversations and/or deal with challenging individuals. The course will help in understanding what we mean by ‘difficult’, possible strategies to apply and when/why we need to have ‘courageous’ conversations.

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1 13 May 2020 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map